Jamie assumed the role CEO of the Open Data Institute Queensland (ODI Queensland) in May 2018. The ODI’s mission is to connect, equip and inspire people around the world to innovate with data. ODI Queensland, now in its third year, is already recognised not just within Queensland, but nationally and internationally, as a leader in bringing business, industry, academia and government together to utilise government data as a strategic resource.
Jamie Leach has an extensive background in senior business development, general management, commercial banking and wealth management roles, as well as creating successful web-based startups.
Jamie has been employed in prominent roles by some of the world’s largest companies, leading high-profile projects for GE Capital, Westpac and Investec in additional to her service to the Department of Defence and the Australian telecommunications industry. Her high-profile background in the financial industry served her well in operating and growing a number of Brisbane Start-ups.
Jamie also holds a number of complimentary roles:
- Committee member for the ECRi Hub, Department of State Development;
- Board member – Women in Digital;
- Committee member for the OASC;
- various mentoring and advisory roles, both domestically and across USA.
Past representative roles include Chair of the Tech Girls Movement Foundation and Vice President of Women in Finance (Queensland).
Jamie is currently completing her PhD in Financial Barriers to Female Entrepreneurship.